Kirton, King's Head and Cake Walking Tours

Kirton, King's Head and Cake Walking Tours

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From £9.21


Old Kings Head, Kirton

28 High Street


PE20 1EG

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Join us to explore the historic village of Kirton and explore The Old King's Head and enjoy some cake after in our newly restored property!

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Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and part of the Old King’s Head Project, Heritage Lincolnshire has been working with some incredible volunteers to develop a Walking Tour for you to join us on to explore and discover Kirton, King's Head and then afterwards some cake!!!

Join us as we give guided talks around Kirton and let you know about the 16th Century Coaching Inn that Heritage Lincolnshire has lovingly restored over the past five years to learn about the property, it’s history and key facts. The inn is a rare example of the Fenland Artisan Mannerist style, a building technique which reveals a unique history of the ebb and flow of Britain’s people. The Old King’s Head tells us about the forgotten importance of the road from London to Boston, once a hub for those who traded, travelled and warred by sea. To find out more about the project please go to

Then take a walk around the village with us discovering all about the Potato King, historic war figures and Dame Sarah Swift plus lots more! Kirton, now a small village was once a hectic town, the third largest settlement in the county. The history of the Old King’s Head and its custodians reflect the cultural heritage of the local area, prosperous landlords, vigorous rivalries, between the church, barmen and even their own clientele!

Then join us in the cafe for a cup of tea or coffee, and a slice of homemade delicious cake as part of your ticket price. To purchase the ticket directly please go to our online shop:

Tours are approximately one hour and you will require sensible footwear.

Tours are on the following dates, please note all tours start at 1.30pm apart from Sundays. Booking is essential as places are limited on each tour.

Monday 14th March 1.30pm

Saturday 19th March 1.30pm

Wednesday 23rd March 1.30pm

Thursday 7th April 1.30pm

Wednesday 20th April 1.30pm

Saturday 22nd April during Kirton History Weekend event– 10.30am tour and 1.30pm tour

Sunday 23rd April during Kirton History Weekend event – 10.30am tour and 1.30pm tour

Tuesday 3rd May 1.30pm

Thursday 12th May 1.30pm

Wednesday 18th May 1.30pm

Friday 27th May 1.30pm

Sunday 5th June 1030am

Thursday 9th June 1.30pm

Wednesday 15th June 1.30pm

Monday 20th June 1.30pm

Thurs 30th June 1.30pm

If you are not able to walk and would prefer a sit down tour, virtual tour are available to book online at

To become a member of Heritage Lincolnshire and get the discounted ticket price to all our tours, talks, workshops etc, then please go to

All events are detailed on our website

All funds raised will be re-invested into Heritage Lincolnshire as they continue their Buildings Preservation Work across the county. To find out more about the charity please go to

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